I love Miami for the same reason I love the places I love most around the world… it’s the mix here, this big, messy, dysfunctional hell-broth of people from all over the world that make it so awesome and make it a place I want to keep coming back to.Anthony Bourdain
Considered by many as the country's most dynamic, fastest-growing and sexiest city, Miami is more popular than ever before. Yet, it is a city that doesn't merely change but evolves, never rewriting the past, but adding to its illustrious heritage. And this is the real beauty of Miami.
The chic Surf Club and the vibrant Faena Hotel didn't replace the emblematic Raleigh of the 40s nor the Ritz Carlton of the 50s. Instead, these new additions complement the old. Classic eateries such as Joe's Stone Crab continue to serve their signature fare while new establishments draw crowds with big-name chefs. The city's iconic art-deco architecture rubs shoulders with modern structures such as the Herzog & de Meuron-designed Perez Art Museum.
Year-round, Miami buzzes with art and culture - from The Bass contemporary art museum to the street art of Wynwood Walls and, each December, Art Basel Miami Beach, a fair that attracts more than 80,000 visitors. Yachts and recreational boats line its marinas, lively beaches offer front-row seats to a parade of bronzed revellers, and bladers and bikers coast along its beachfront promenades. As night falls, the city is governed by pleasure.
Miami has become the hub for everything chic, fiery and colourful.
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